I joined Weight Watchers about a month ago and the one thing I’m enjoying most about it are the delicious recipes! As a parent of a toddler, you can understand how challenging it can be to get your little picky eaters to eat. Well, last night I made Weight Watchers Chicken Scaloppini and it was a family favorite! My daughter ate almost an entire chicken breast all by herself. I paired it with a Classic Macaroni Salad from Weight Watchers and some grilled zucchini (recipes below).
This will be a regular in our family!
Weight Watchers Recipe
PointsPlus™ Value: 6
Prep: 10 Minutes / Cook: 15 minutes
Scaloppini are cuts of meat that are pounded thin and then cooked to perfection in about 6 minutes. For a beautifully browned crust, make sure the pan and oil are hot — the check should hiss as it hits the pan.
4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons water
1/2 cup Italian – seasoned breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cutp fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pount to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
- Combine egg white and water in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish. Dip each checken breast half in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumbs.
- Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of chicken to pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm. Repeat procedures with remaining oil and chicken.
- Add broth and lemon juice to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits. Cook, uncovered, over high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Drizzle sauce over chicken.
YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 tablespoon sauce).
Preparation Time: 12 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
8 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-variety
1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup(s) celery, chopped
1/3 cup(s) red onion(s), finely chopped
1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar